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Mack Beggs is a transgender athelete who has been taking testosterone as part of his gender transition and is developing the strength and musculature that comes with such a treatment. This is why he is handily defeating his female competitors which is the equivalent of winning under the influence of a performance enhancing substance.

However instead of being able to compete against boys his own age, Mack is obliged under Texas law to continue competing unfairly against girls.

The Washington Post rightly points to the fallacy of logic that has led to this situation, but in a Bible belt state like Texas, this is the equivalent of whistling in the wind.

The reverse scenario works the same way in that male to female athletes lowering their testosterone to normal female levels would lose their male advantage which is why the IOC (using very stringent testing) has allowed transgender people to compete in the Olympic games.

But the transgender reality goes against the belief that people are either men or women and no amount of hormone treatment will change that; except of course that it does. It will undoubtedly take some time before common sense prevails and the irrationality of this situation is rectified. I just won't hold my breath just yet.....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/05/04/texas-school-officials-dont-understand-transgender-athletes/?utm_term=.287790cbe68a


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